The Journey series
This week we examine two more influences on free will.
The Dead Sea scrolls were found in caves northwest of the Dead Sea near Qumran between 1947 and 1956. The first ones were discovered by a young shepherd after he threw a rock into a cave and heard something shatter. Those scrolls lay undisturbed for almost 2000 years but, after the first discovery, ten more caves containing scrolls were found within nine years.
While no one knew the scrolls existed, no one chose to look for them. After the first discovery, people did choose to look. Finding probably all there are within a decade, archaeologists gradually began seeking more fruitful ventures. Now, sixty-odd years after the last discovery, looking for scrolls is more of a hobby than a serious endeavour.
We find two conditions for free will in this story:
Peter T Elliott